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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) is one of the most sought-after entrance exams for aspirants looking to pursue graduation from the top dental and MBBS colleges in India. With over 16 lakhs students applying for the NTA NEET every year, the level of competition remains at its peak. NEET 2022 exam date is scheduled for July 17, for which aspirants must have been preparing day in and day out – but one small mistake on the day of the examination can ruin all their efforts in no time.
NEET 2022 Important Dates
First, let us take a look at the important dates and events related to NEET 2022 exam, so you can stay prepared and ready regarding when to report to the exam centre, when to start the examination, and when to expect the results after the exam is over:
Date and Time
NEET 2022 Exam Date
July 17, 2022
Duration of Exam
2:00 PM to 5:20 PM
(3 hours 20 minutes)
Candidates to Take Seats
Last Entry to Exam Hall
Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator
1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Distribution of the Test Booklet
Candidates to Fill in Particulars on the Test Booklet
NEET 2022 Exam to Commence
NTA NEET 2022 Concludes
Declaration of NTA NEET Result 2022
To be Announced
Mistakes to Avoid on NEET 2022 Exam Day
As experts state, despite good preparation, candidates often end up making a few common mistakes due to the exam pressure when appearing for NTA NEET, which reflects on their scores at the time of the result. Read this article to know about the 5 most common mistakes that you must avoid making on NEET 2022 exam day.
Not Going Through the Questions Thoroughly
One of the most common mistakes that candidates make is not reading the question paper carefully. In the process, they often miss out on an important instruction or misinterpret the questions and end up giving wrong answers that cost them valuable marks. Students must go through the NEET paper attentively and be aware of the steps to fill in the OMR sheet, basic rules of the exam, negative markings etc. before attempting to solve it.
Poor Time Management
While preparing for NEET 2022 exam, many students ignore the importance of time management during mock tests and lose track when solving the question paper. Since NTA NEET is a time-bound exam, it is imperative that candidates time themselves for each section – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. That way they can speed up and answer the questions with ease.
Rushing Through the Questions
In a bid to finish the NEET question paper fast, candidates sometimes rush through the questions only to select the wrong answer. This lack of accuracy can get them to score poor marks in the exam. Therefore, they must keep their calm and read the question and the options carefully while keeping the time limit in mind on the NEET 2022 exam day.
Not Re-evaluating the Answers
Another common mistake made by candidates is not recalculating the answers after completing the paper. It is always a good idea to re-check the answers because sometimes in a rush, students may end up choosing the wrong option or miscalculating the numbers. Re-evaluating the answers helps avoid such mistakes. Nevertheless, students must also keep time management in mind.
While students are often advised to take the NEET exam with confidence, sometimes overestimating oneself can cause more harm. In overconfidence, candidates may not pay attention to the instructions or recheck the answers, which can cause them to lose quite a few marks. Therefore, candidates are advised to have faith in the effort and hard work but not to overestimate themselves.
All NEET 2022 aspirants must be aware of the important guidelines and rules of examination beforehand.
NTA NEET 2022 Exam Day Guidelines
The exam conducting authority, NTA specifies some important guidelines for all aspirants taking the NEET 2022 exam. Students are advised to go through and follow these for a smooth, hassle-free experience:
All candidates must report to the NEET 2022 exam centre at least an hour before the scheduled exam time to allow time for security check-in and verification
Candidates must carry the following documents on the day of the examination –
NEET 2022 admit card
A valid ID proof
PwD certificate (if applicable)
Applicants are not to carry any barred items inside the exam hall, as listed below –
Applicants must follow all Covid-19 safety norms inside the premises, as advised by NTA –
Wear masks and disposable gloves
Carry sanitizer bottles
Maintain social distancing
Candidates must arrive dressed appropriately, as per the NTA NEET Dress Code –
T-shirts/shirts/kurtis with short sleeves are allowed
Traditional jeans/trousers are allowed
Open-toed shoes/sandals/slippers are allowed
Any accessories, like goggles, belts, caps, watches, jewellery and ornaments are not allowed
Customary clothing is allowed provided the candidate has specified the same in the NEET application form
Candidates must take the exam from the seats allotted to them
Applicants must wait for the invigilator’s instructions before/during/after the examination regarding the filling up of the OMR sheet, signing the attendance sheet etc.
Keep these points in mind to avoid making mistakes on NEET 2022 exam day. Team CollegeDekho wishes all aspirants good luck!